In the year 2019 tonnes and tonnes of sargasso were transported off the beaches on a daily base. The sea changed from Aquamarine into a sluggish brown and the smell at some days was horrible. So how are the predictions for 2020 regarding the seaweed in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and down to Tulum?
Remember the beaches in 2019? That was horrible right? Swimming without sargasso in your bathing suit was almost impossible.
Will 2020 be as bad as 2018 and 2019 was with Seaweed covering all the beaches?
For 2020 the predictions are that the season will start in March, April and May, with its peak around June, July and August. Form there on it will get better.
But will it be as worse as it was in 2018 and 2019? In the Riviere Maya News, an online Newspaper the governor of Quintana Roo says, based on this report, the predictions are that there will be less sargasso.
And they are ready for it.
Cozumel has new equipment, the 4000-meter sea barrier that is available will be put up, more ships at sea that will scoop the sargasso out of the water at open sea, those ships will operate from Mahahual, up until Isla Mujeres. And the thousands of workers are ready to fight the sargasso.
For now, the beaches are good. And in some places even excellent, with the wind coming from the sea at some places some old black Sargasso os floating in, especially in places where the coastline forms a natural bay. There is an elbow shape in the coastline in the Centre of Playa del Carmen where they still have a lot of old sargasso.
And even along Playacar, you will see dark patches of seaweed in the Azul waters. But when the wind shifts from the direction that is all gone and the beaches look stunning as they are supposed to be.
Jeanette, a Dutch female nomad, started to travel the world at the age of 17. Walker of beaches, shell searcher and iPhone photographer. Writer and owner of two websites
Currently, she lives in Mexico.
She is an emigration coach and works online.